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Southern Trust CAMHS Step 3

Our mission statement:

To provide a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service that promotes the mental health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and their families living in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. We provide person centred, compassionate and inclusive care to empower young people to overcome mental health challenges and bring hope to the future.

Our team is made up of a range of different professionals including;

  • CAMHS Manager(s)
  • CAMHS Nurse Consultant
  • Consultant Psychiatrists
  • Specialty Doctors
  • Trainee Doctors
  • Consultant Psychologists
  • Psychologists
  • Trainee Psychologist
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Family Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Senior Mental Health Practitioners
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • Primary Mental Health Workers
  • Students / Trainees
  • Support Workers
  • Administration staff
  • Outreach workers


Who do we work with?

Children and young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties that have a profound impact on their social, emotional and mental wellbeing. We work with children and young people up to the age of 18 years old. We support young people that present with the following difficulties –

  • Mood Disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Obsessional Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • Tourette’s/Tic Disorders
  • Attention and Activity Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
  • Social and Communication difficulties (ASD)
  • Complex Trauma/loss
  • Substance Use
  • Gender Identity


What do we offer?

  • CAMHS Bio-psychosocial assessment to include risk assessment and management.
  • Psycho education
  • Person Centred Interventions
  • Family Therapy
  • Multi Systemic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Creative therapies
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Substance Use
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Social and Communication Assessment
  • Group Therapy
  • Nutritional Therapy


How do I get a referral to CAMHS?

Contact your GP surgery or Community Paediatrician (if you have a Community Paediatrician).

In the event of an emergency, please get support from the following –

  • In Hours (9am to 5pm) contact your GP surgery. If you require urgent medical intervention then please attend your local emergency department.
  • Out of hours (5pm to 9am) please contact the out of hours GP. If you urgent require medical intervention then please attend your local emergency department.

Please see below for additional contacts:

  • Lifeline on 0808 808 8000
  • Samaritans on 08457 909090
  • Childline on 0800 1111
  • Out of hours GP on 02838 399201
  • Regional emergency social work service on 02895 049999

A helpful resource for you

Youth Wellness Web – Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership 

Step 3 services are available at the following sites:


Armagh and Dungannon Child & Family Clinic

South Tyrone Hospital D Floor

Carland Road


BT71 4AU

Call us028 3756 5400

Newry and Mourne Child & Family Clinic

Needham House

Kiln Street Newry

BT35 8EQ

Call us028 3756 7707

Craigavon and Banbridge Child & Family Clinic

Bocombra Lodge

2 Old Lurgan Road


BT63 5SG

Call us028 3839 2112